According to the source, Microsoft is preparing to change its strategy for updating Windows 10. Instead of two major updates, which are traditionally divided into spring and autumn, there will be only one. The main reason for the change from the previous approach is the release of resources that will be devoted to the development of Windows 10X. This OS, adapted specifically for mobile PCs (including those with two displays), is due out in the spring of 2021.
Windows 10 will have one feature update per year
Moving from two updates a year to one is a major change in strategy. On the one hand, this approach will not allow introducing new features as quickly as it is happening now. On the other hand, developers will have more time to debug and test. This means that there will be fewer bugs in Windows 10.
This year, the strategy of the two major updates will not change – the autumn one is due out in October or November, it will bring with it an updated Start menu and some other innovations. But next year, instead of spring and autumn updates, most likely there will be one update in the summer.
Microsoft: Windows 10’s new start menu coming soon
According to some recent reports, the updated Start menu will appear in the public version of Windows 10 much earlier than expected – this fall, in October or November. Although it was previously thought that the new Start will be part of a major spring 2021 update (Windows 10 21H1).
The updated Start Menu has appeared recently in Windows 10 Build 19042.421, presented in the Insider Beta channel (previously only available in the Developer Preview) for testing. Accordingly, in a few months, the new Start menu will appear in the public version of Windows 10.
As a reminder, the new Start menu has freshened up visually and has become more laconic. It has the ability to change the background color. In addition, new icons have appeared. The Edge browser will also get a new update simultaneously with the Start menu. The tabs in it will open in the form of thumbnails.
Recently, Edge switched to the Chromium engine and began to work faster. And after the release of the large functional Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the browser has become even more economical with regard to RAM. Its use has decreased by up to 27%. True, Microsoft makes a clarification that “performance on individual devices depends on configuration and use”. But on the whole, everyone should feel Edge’s more economical attitude to memory.